CIA Events Diary - August Edition

Published: 17 August 2018

Please find attached the August edition of the CIA Events Diary. To view and book onto any advertised courses please visit the Training and Events section on the CIA website

Funding Now Available to Support UK Industry in Boosting Productivity in Chemical Sector - Wednesday 17 October 2018

Published: 16 August 2018

The Science Technology and facilities council is a multidisciplinary research organisation that operates large-scale national laboratories with key experimental and computational capabilities. They are currently running a funding programme that gives companies access to our facilities and expertise. One of their focus areas is the chemical sector and STFC have organised an event on Wed 17 October 2018 at the Centre of Process Innovation to promote the funding programme. BASA Member Companies are encouraged to review this information and think about attending.

BASA Statement regarding a potential ban on the use of Combustible materials in external walls

Published: 08 August 2018

Following the publication of the governments consultation paper on banning the use of combustible materials in the external walls of high rise residential buildings, The British Adhesives & Sealants Association (BASA) would support the views of the Construction Products Association that any ban needs to support the principle that external building façades should not promote the spread of fire.

CEFIC Chemical Trends Report - August 2018

Published: 06 August 2018

Cefic publishes monthly Chemicals Trends summary reports providing a snapshot of the chemical industry performance in the 28 countries of the European Union and is based on data released by Eurostat. Issued monthly, the present report distils Eurostat data into top 10 areas: economic and business climate, output, producer prices, total sales, domestic sales, extra-EU exports, extra-EU imports, consumption, capacity utilisation and employment.

EC public consultation on the review of the SME definition

Published: 30 July 2018

On 22nd February 2018, the European Commission called for national and regional organizations, enterprises, business associations, venture capital providers, research and academic institutions, and individual citizens to participate in public consultation on the review of the SME definition. The consultation was open from 6 February to 6 May 2018. The individual results have now been published and are available to review.

BASA Members - Exhibit at FAST live

Published: 25 July 2018

With under 9 weeks to go until FAST Live opens, stand availability is now very limited - just 9 stands remain and BASA Members have been offered some special prices (see download for information). The FAST Live shows are low cost and 100% fastening and bonding focused. They deliver premium-quality audiences that arrive for the express purpose of putting things together in manufacturing, and bring with them OEM – volume sales opportunities for exhibitors.

Adhesives Industry in the Cost Trap - IVK Press Release

Published: 25 June 2018

Significant price increases for basic chemicals and intermediates, limited availability and a strong global demand make adhesive raw materials significantly more expensive. In addition, steadily raising regulatory costs and the shortage of freight capacities are leading to noticeable additional burdens on the cost structure of German adhesive manufacturers.

Increase in output volumes reported by CBI Industrial Trends Survey

Published: 22 June 2018

According to the CBI Industrial Trends Survey for the three months to June, 29% of firms, on balance, reported an increase in output volumes, up from 3% recorded in the three months to May, marking the fastest rate since December 2017. The CBI reported that growth was broad-based, with output increasing in 14 out of 17 sub-sectors, led predominately by food, drink and tobacco and mechanical engineering. Moreover, the latest survey revealed that new orders recovered to levels recorded at the end of 2017, whilst output price inflation eased to the weakest in almost a year. Looking to the next three months, a balance of 18% of firms expects output volumes to grow.